2014 Bloodhound SSC

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  • Bloodhound SSC
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    130000
  • 0-60 time:
    1 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    1050 mph
  • Price:
    1000000
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17 years ago, a team of British enthusiasts came to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to set a new land speed record. The group was led by famed Scottish entrepreneur Richard Noble and had the jet-propelled, Thrust SSC car at its disposal. The attempt was not only successful, but it also became the first to officially break the sound barrier at 763.035 mph.

The benchmark remained untouchable to this day, but that could change in 2016, when Noble’s team will try to take the supersonic record into 1,000-mph territory with a brand-new vehicle. That car goes by the name of Bloodhound SSC and comes to prove that jet power, rocket power and a more conventional V-8 engine can work together under the same roof.

Much like the Thrust SSC, the Bloodhound SSC is being built using advanced, aerospace construction techniques, acres of carbon fiber and titanium, and a bevy of state-of-the-art technology.

Why are we reviewing a supersonic car you may ask? Well, the Bloodhound SSC might very well preview some of the technologies we will find in the road-going vehicles of the future. But most importantly, this land rocket is tuned to reach mind-boggling speeds by means of 130,000 horsepower!

Updated 09/25/2015: After years of working and development, the new Bloodhound SSC supercar was finally unveiled in its final shape. The car is expected to make a first appearance in Newquay, UK next year when it will make an initial 200-mph test run, and after that in August 2016 it will go to the South African desert where it will try to break the current land speed record of 763 mph. Then, in 2017 the SSC will finally attempt to hit the 1,000 mph mark.

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